Court Rules That California Can Require Napa-Named Wines to Come From Napa

Daniel Sogg
Issue: October 15, 2004

In the ongoing legal battle that pits mass-market producer Bronco Wine Co. against California authorities and Napa Valley wineries, the Napa vintners have won a round. California's Supreme Court ruled in August that, at least for now, the state can require wines with geographic brand names—such as Napa Ridge—to be made with grapes from the named region.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 15, 2004.

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